International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
The effect of Buteyko breathing technique among patients with bronchial asthma: Comparative study
Yosreah Mohamed, Sabah Elderiny and Dr. Lobna Ibrahim
Background: Asthma is a serious global health problem and there is still lack of awareness regarding Buteyko Breathing Technique to achieve more control over it.
Aim: this study aimed to assess the effectof practicing Buteyko breathing technique on asthma symptoms among patients with bronchial asthma.
Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that practicing Buteyko Breathing Technique will have significant effect on reducing the severity of asthma symptoms among study group of patients with bronchial asthma and will improve their ability to control asthma.
Design: A Quasi-experimental research design was used in this study.
Setting: This study was conducted in Chest Medicine Ward and clinic at Ain Shams University Hospital.
Subjects: A purposive sample of 100 patients with bronchial asthma, 50 were assigned in experimental group and 50 patients in control group.
Tools: Three tools were utilized; the first tool used to collect patients' clinical data, the second tool used to assess bronchial asthma symptoms’ severity and the third tool used to assess level of asthma control.
Results: The symptoms severity, which need for treatment were reduced, also control of bronchial asthma were improved in the study group post implementation of the Buteyko Breathing Technique.
Conclusion: There is a positive effect for practicing Buteyko Breathing exercise on reducing asthma symptoms’ severity and improve the ability to control asthmatic patients.
Recommendations: Further research studies are needed to study new modalities to reduce asthma symptoms.